The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has shrugged off the steep falls we saw this morning, but is still starting the trading week off on the wrong foot so far this Monday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is currently down by 0.36% at 7,253 points.
But let’s not get too caught up in all that, and instead check out the ASX 200 shares that are currently topping the trading volume charts today, according to investing.com.
3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume on Monday
Vicinity Centres (ASX: VCX)
ASX real estate investment trust (REIT) Vicinity Centres is our first ASX 200 share today. Vicinity has seen a hefty 16.9 million units change hands so far today.
With no news or announcements out of this REIT today, we can probably assume this high volume is the result of the depressing fall this company has endured so far. Vicinity units are currently down by a nasty 5.06% at $1.69 each. It’s this steep selloff that has probably prompted this high volume we are seeing today.
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)
Our next ASX 200 share today is lithium producer Pilbara Minerals. Pilbara has seen a whopping 24.6 million of its shares bought and sold on the markets so far this Monday.
Unlike the other two companies on this list, Pilbara is actually in the green today, up 0.4% at $2.49 a share. But soon after open, it was a different story, with Pilbara collapsing down to $2.28 a share (down almost 4.5%). It’s this volatility that is probably behind this company’s place on this list today.
Telstra Corpoation Ltd (ASX: TLS)
Our final and most traded ASX 200 share on Monday so far is telco Telstra. This blue chip giant has witnessed a sizable 24.74 million of its shares find a new home today. Again, there is nothing major out with this company today, so we can probably also blame a share price slide for Telstra’s elevated trading volume.
The telco is currently down 1.23% at a flat $4 per share. Since Telstra is a massive company with a relatively low share price, even moves like this can often put a rocket under the company’s trading volumes.